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May 2021 Events

Saturday, May 1
Oasis Arts & Eats Fest will be held in Downtown Jonesboro from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will feature local artists, musicians, home bakers and restaurants. Info: Visit oasisartsandeats.org.

The Howler Sprint, a 5K obstacle run presented by Howl’s Heroes, will be held on the A-State campus for two- and four-person teams. Info: Email dhastings@astate.edu or call (870) 972-2064.

Visit the ASU Regional Farmer’s Market, located on the corner of Aggie and Stadium Boulevard on the campus of Arkansas State University, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for locally-grown produce, beef, pork, handmade crafts, live music and more. Info: asuregionalfarmersmarket.org.

Sunday, May 2
Enjoy music and mimosas as Center Stage Productions presents a live performance by the cast of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at The Recovery Room, 223 S. Main St., at 10 a.m. Info: Follow Center Stage Productions on Facebook or call 530-9188 for more information.

Friday & Saturday, May 7-8
Join the cast for an adventure with Princess Ariel under the sea as The Foundation of Arts presents “The Little Mermaid” at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro. Both shows begin at 6 p.m. Info: Visit foajonesboro.org or call (870) 935-2726.

Auditions for The Foundation of Arts’ “Les Misérables School Edition” will be held for ages 13-18 on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. Performances are scheduled for June 19-20 and June 24-26. Info: Visit foajonesboro.org or call (870) 935-2726.

Saturday, May 8
Visit the ASU Regional Farmer’s Market, located on the corner of Aggie and Stadium Boulevard on the campus of Arkansas State University, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for locally-grown produce, beef, pork, handmade crafts, live music and more. Info: asuregionalfarmersmarket.org.

Friday-Sunday, May 14-16
Join the cast for an adventure with Princess Ariel under the sea as The Foundation of Arts presents “The Little Mermaid” at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro. All shows begin at 6 p.m. except for the 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Info: Visit foajonesboro.org or call (870) 935-2726.

Wednesday, May 12
A-State Alumni Association will host a virtual Lunch & Learn event featuring Tom Bowen, vice chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics at A-State, online from noon to 1 p.m. Register at AStateAlumni.org/media. Info: Amanda McDaniel at (870) 972-2019 or amcdaniel@astate.edu.

Saturday, May 15
Visit the ASU Regional Farmer’s Market, located on the corner of Aggie and Stadium Boulevard on the campus of Arkansas State University, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for locally-grown produce, beef, pork, handmade crafts, live music and more. Info: asuregionalfarmersmarket.org.

Saturday, May 22
The Downtown Jonesboro Alliance will host Spring Fest from noon to 5 p.m. at Porch Thirty, 401 W. Huntington Ave., featuring local produce and artisan vendors. From 5-8 p.m., DJA will host a private farm-to-table dinner at the venue featuring Chef John Myers of The Parsonage. Info: Email Lindsey Wingo at info@downtownjonesboro.com or follow DJA on Facebook for updates.

Visit the ASU Regional Farmer’s Market, located on the corner of Aggie and Stadium Boulevard on the campus of Arkansas State University, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for locally-grown produce, beef, pork, handmade crafts, live music and more. Info: asuregionalfarmersmarket.org.

Friday and Saturday, May 21-22
Pillows for Paws, located inside the Jimco Lamp Company building on U.S. Highway 63 in Bono, will be open to the public on Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A portion of proceeds from the sale of decorative pillow shells will benefit the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society. Info: visit Pillows for Paws on Facebook.

Friday-Sunday, May 21-23
Center Stage Productions will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a musical comedy, at The Foundation of Arts’ Stage, Too, 330 S. Main St. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through foajonesboro.org. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Info: Follow Center Stage Productions on Facebook or call (870) 530-9188 for more information.

Saturday, May 29
Visit the ASU Regional Farmer’s Market, located on the corner of Aggie and Stadium Boulevard on the campus of Arkansas State University, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for locally-grown produce, beef, pork, handmade crafts, live music and more. Info: asuregionalfarmersmarket.org.